Big ticket winner
Two Pakistani and two Indians are the latest winners of Dh100,000 each in the weekly e-draw of Abu Dhabi's Big Ticket Image Credit: Screengrab

Abu Dhabi: Throughout the month of August, Big Ticket’s guaranteed weekly e-draw gave four customers the chance to win big and walk away with Dh100,000 each.

Among the fourth week’s lucky winners are two Pakistani and two Indian nationals who reside in Oman, Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.

First winner

Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar who lives in Oman is the winner of first weekly e-draw for week 4. Vinod is the father of two daughters aged 9 and 12 from Kerala, and he lives in Oman where he works as mechanic. He has been purchasing Big Ticket for 2 years with a group of 11 friends.

Vinod was overjoyed about his win and said he would share the cash prize with his friends and do some charity work to help the community.

“The first thing I will buy once I receive the money is gifts for my daughters. I want to make them happy. Whenever we buy Big Ticket, we expect to win, and we know that one day we will win,” said Vinod. “Usually, when we select the ticket number, we think carefully and always choose one with our lucky numbers. But this time, we selected randomly, and we didn’t even pay attention to the numbers, and it worked. We will continue to buy Big Ticket until we win the grand prize. My message to everyone is to try, try, try, and one day you will win.’’

Second winner

Sayed Muhammed is second weekly e-draw winner for the fourth week. A 30-year-old father of 4 children from Pakistan who lives in Abu Dhabi and works as a driver in a hospital has been buying Big Ticket tickets for 4 years on his own.

Sayed Muhammed

When he bought his lucky ticket, he had a dream about the number 55 and decided to select a ticket with the number 55, which turned out to be his lucky number. “I was shocked when I received the call because I didn’t know about the weekly win. I called my family to share the news, and they were all happy,” said Sayed when asked about his plans.

“I will use this money wisely, invest in a business, and support my family. I will keep buying Big Tickets, and one day, I hope to win the grand prize and be able to reunite with my family and bring them to live in the UAE.”

Third winner

Sabareesh Jyothival

Sabareesh Jyothival from Kerala is the third weekly e-draw winner for the fourth week of August. Sabareesh, 35, has been residing Sharjah for eight years. He works as a mechanical engineer. Sabareesh had been buying Big Tickets for seven years with a group of friends, but this year he decided to quit the group and start buying on his own. When the Big Ticket representatives called him, Sabareesh was overjoyed.

“I am now in Thailand with my family for vacation, and I am so happy about my win. This cash prize will help me secure my future. I will deposit this amount in my bank account. My advice to all the Big Ticket fans is to not lose hope, and one day you will win,” he said.

Fourth winner

Inayatullah Abdul Janan

Inayatullah Abdul Janan from Pakistan is the fourth winner of e-draw for the fourth week of August. A 43-year-old father of 6 children, residing in Dubai and working as a driver for a private company, has been purchasing Big Ticket tickets since last year after his cousin won the Big Ticket grand prize of Dh20 million, which inspired him and his friends to start buying Big Tickets in the hope of becoming winners one day.

“I was sleeping, which is why I didn’t answer the call from Big Ticket. My roommate, who shares the ticket with me, came and woke me up, saying, ‘We just won the Big Ticket e-draw prize, and you are sleeping.’ I didn’t believe him until I saw my name on the official website. I am thrilled about my win, and I plan to save my cash portion because I want to buy property in Pakistan for my children. Big Ticket is a life-changing opportunity for everyone; when you win, your life will completely change.” said Inayatullah

Customers of Big Ticket who purchase raffle tickets during the month of September are automatically entered into one of the weekly electronic draws that will see four winners walk away with Dh100,000 every week. Anyone who purchases tickets during the promotion dates will also stand the chance to win the Dh15 million grand prize on 3 October.